CFHS code : HT507
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY PAULL d Nov 9 1912 aged 94 also of ELIZABETH PAULL daughter of the above d Feb 1 1917 aged 76
Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone, now fallen and broken, in the parish area of Holy Trinity is located eight rows from the central path close to the Goldfinch Art Work. The inscription is still very clear.
In Loving Memory of MARY PAULL who died Nov 9 1912 aged 94
Also of ELIZABETH PAULL daughter of the above died Feb 1 1917 aged 76 [from parish records]
Mary Paull (1818 – 9 November 1912)
Mary was born in Falmouth in Cornwall. Paull is a very common surname in Cornwall, and it has not been able to distinguish which family she came from. She was living in London by 1841, when her daughter Elizabeth was born. She had one other child, who died before 1911. In 1901 she was living with her unmarried daughter Elizabeth at 63 South Island Place in Lambeth, where Elizabeth ran a tobacconist shop. By 1911 the pair had moved to Cambridge and were living at 8 Pembroke Street. Elizabeth was running a confectionery, tabacco and news shop at the location. Mary died in November 1912 aged 94 years old.
Elizabeth Paull (c.1840 – 1 February 1917)
Elizabeth was born in London, and in 1891 was working as a companion to Louisa Evans at 16 Compton Road. She later ran stores in both London and Cambridge, and was living at 30 Mill Road when she died in 1917.
by Claire Martinsen